Summer Internship in Math & Science


UCLA’s Cal Teach program offers a summer internship for math, science and engineering majors (UCLA undergraduate students) who want to continue their exploration of teaching as a career. Through this paid ($400) internship, students will get first-hand experience in a middle or high school classroom and work closely with a mentor teacher. One exciting component of this internship is that we partner with UCLA alumni who are teaching throughout Los Angeles. Most of our partner schools are located in Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Hawthorne and Lawndale (exact locations vary by year). This will be an opportunity to witness and experience, first hand, urban education in high-need schools.

The summer internship is one week in duration and is planned for the week preceding the first week of UCLA Fall Quarter classes (September 13-17, 2021). We have tentatively scheduled a two-hour follow-up meeting on Tuesday, September 21, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.. The first day of classes for Fall 2021 is Thursday, September 23, 2021, so there is no overlap with Fall Quarter classes.



Cal Teach Noyce Summer Internship -- Dates for Summer 2021

September 13-17, 2021

Since we are still waiting to hear from our partner schools regarding their plans for the next year, we don't yet know the specific form of engagement with the K-12 teachers and K-12 students. Therefore, the internship could be online, a combination of online and in-person visits, or be in-person. We most likely won't know the details until late August or early September.

We have tentatively scheduled a half-day Orientation on Sunday, September 12, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.. The orientation will likely be online. In the past, the internship at the schools has been a full day (~6-7 hours per day), each day, on Monday through Friday, for a total of at least 24 hours at the school. Schools generally are open roughly within the range of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with exact times varying by school. However, we don't yet know the exact format for the upcoming summer program.


You must be an undergraduate student at UCLA.

Previous participation in at least one of the Cal Teach seminars is strongly preferred (i.e. having already taken at least one course from the following list: Science Education 1SL or 1XP, 10SL, 15XP, 100SL or 100XP; Math 71SL, 72SL, 73SL or 73XP, 74SL or 74XP; or Math 103 A, B,C, or Math 105 A, B, C). Priority consideration is also provided for those who have participated in the Learning Assistant program.

You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, or AB540 student. International students (F-1) are not eligible.

TB test taken within 6 months of starting the internship showing that your are free of active TB may be required, if you will be visiting a school in person. You do not need to submit a TB test unless you hear from us that it is required.

You must be intending to enroll at UCLA as an undergraduate for Fall 2021 Quarter. You cannot have already graduated from UCLA. Graduate students (or students enrolling as graduate students in Fall 2021) are not eligible.

To apply:

Application will become available towards the end of Spring Quarter 2021 or early summer.

Application deadline: August 24, 2021


**Misrepresenting your information on the application (e.g. your current major, current minor, Cal Teach courses taken, etc) could result in dismissal from the internship and/or rescinding of payment in full.

Additional Information:

You will be awarded the $400 as a scholarship during Fall Quarter through the Financial Aid Office, subject to constraints imposed by financial aid. Please note that this scholarship payment may reduce your loans or other scholarships, depending upon your circumstances. Unfortunately, we cannot make payment through any other process to avoid these financial aid constraints.

*You must be enrolled as an undergraduate during the Fall Quarter in order to pay you.

We do not provide housing, nor do we cover costs of housing.

Should you be visiting a school in person, you would likely need to provide your own transportation. We do not reimburse for gas or mileage. In the past, we have offered carpooling from UCLA to the schools; however, it is unknown at this time whether organized carpooling will be available.

Please contact the Cal Teach staff at or 310-794-2191 with any questions.


Locations of schools from summer 2013

Note that the teachers and schools participating in our summer program vary year by year. Not all schools have both math and science placements. The 2013 and 2019 maps are provided to show the range of geographic areas where we may have placements in any given year but does not represent the exact list of participating schools.


Location of Schools from Summer 2019: